Cannabis opportunity is not new in the Republic of Colombia. The South American country, which boasts a population just north of 50 million, has a long-running association with the plant. Like the Golden Triangle in Mexico, Colombia has the perfect climate to grow more than just marijuana. Most Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are well aware of the country’s reputation for illegal drugs dating back to the 1970s. Colombia was the number one global producer of cocaine from the mid-to-late-’90s and also gained a reputation as a major exporter of heroin during the period. Advertisement Colombia’s reputation as unstable was perpetrated by political and social unrest over the years. We saw the M-19 guerillas storm the government in 1985, three presidential candidates murdered by drug cartels in 1990 and, more recently, the continuing drama surrounding the late, notorious cocaine baron Pablo Escobar. For decades, all of this cast a dark cloud over an otherwise lush and beautiful country, posing a true challenge for citizens and the government to overcome. New mindset Thankfully, Colombia’s mindset about cannabis shifted in the mid-1990s.

mg Magazine – Cannabis News & Information, 10/21/2021 06:09:00

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